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April 13, 2018


  • SUMMER INTERNSHIP opportunity with Music Circus in Sacramento. These internships are for students who will be seniors next year or are graduating this June. These Production Internships are unpaid and are for students with a passion for theatre, as well as professionalism, dedication, and reliability. Students will be expected to work 48 hours per week. See Mrs. Kirby for more information if you’re interested.
  • Bioprinting Technology Summer Program - ideal for students interested in biomedical research. Students will have the opportunity to learn this technology and to conduct cool experiments in bioprinting. Sponsored by E3D and the Lawwrence Hall of Science, UCB. To register for this camp, please go to LHS Summer Camp
  • Pioneer Elementary is looking of a hip hop dance instructor for grades 5-6 at lunch ( 11:45-12:15). The days are flexible we just need to fit in 12 sessions by the end of May, probably 2 or 3 sessions a week. There is a $300 stipend available for this position. Time commitment is the lunch period and prep time for the dance routine. The students will perform their routine at our yearly dance off at the end of May. Please contact Kathy Parker at kparker@djusd.net if interested.
  • Thinking about alternatives to college? Take a look at an apprenticeship with the Department of Water Resources!  https://www.water.ca.gov/About/Careers/Apprentice-Program
  • If you’re planning on taking a college class next fall, it’s time to get moving on the Sac City application. There are multiple steps—see your counselor if you need support!
  • Women in Politics (WIP).  WIP is a free, three-day summer conference that teaches participants about women in key political and social change efforts.  Youth apply this knowledge to explore the important issues women face today. Through confidence building exercises, interactive sessions, workshop discussions and meetings with local professionals in and around the Capitol, youth get a clear understanding of the unique influence women have on policy-making and civic engagement.  Visit www.californiacenter.org for more information about the CA Center and the WIP program. Applications are available in the office!
  • The District Office is now accepting applications for Summer Custodians for High School Students.  You must be available to work from June 11, 2018-August 24, 2018, 40 hours/week from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., hours differ based on sites assigned.  Applications are available at the District Office Front Desk, 526 B Street from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • If you are interested in learning about the United States Military Academy at West Point, the West Point admissions department will hold an informational session in Sacramento on Tuesday April 17 at 7:00 p.m. at American River College.  At the event, you will hear representatives discuss the West Point admission process. 


  • Missed the deadline for the May SAT? Don’t stress! Sign up for the June 2nd SAT by May 3rd on www.sat.org.



  • The Davis Chamber of Commerce is again offering a $500 scholarship to all senior students attending  any school in Davis.  The award can be used for students attending a 4 yr. university, community college, trade/technical school or a business college program.  The application deadline is Friday, April 13 and the winner will be notified by May 1.  See Mrs. Kirby for an application or questions.
  • Check out the Scholarship tab on Naviance with lots of local scholarships! Don’t delay—the time is now.
  • After you applied to a college, you should have received an email notification about next steps. This email notification is important, as it includes information that allows you to access the school’s portal. This is how you check your admission and financial aid status. If you need help in accessing a specific portal, make an appointment with your counselor.
  • Come to the Skilled Trades Job Fair on Saturday, April 21st! There will be holding a special hiring event just for graduating seniors who are 18 years old from 12-2pm on the same day in the same place!17 employers will be on site just for you from 12 -2pm! You need to register to attend. REGISTER HERE
  • Sacramento City College has reserved additional Assessment Exam dates for high school students who still need to take the exam at the Davis Center.  Students must take the Assessment Exam before enrolling at Sacramento City College.  The Davis Center has reserved the following afternoon assessment dates for all local high school students.   

                • Tuesday, April 24th @ 5:30pm

                • Wednesday, April 25th @ 5:30pm

                • Tuesday, May 8th @ 5:30pm

            Any students interested may sign up by calling the SCC Davis Center at 530.747.5200.   

  • It's that time again. Sacramento News & Review is accepting entries for our annual College Essay Contest.Seniors graduating in 2018 may submit one entry of a 650-word essay to collegeessay@newsreview.com with the subject line, “College Essay Contest.” The essay may be submitted as a Word document, PDF attachment or in the body of the email. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 11, 2018 by 5 p.m. First prize is $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. The three winning essays will be published in a cover story in SN&R on May 31. The winners and their parents will also be invited to a ceremony to receive their awards. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Johnson: ericj@newsreview.com.